Ellen Coleman was a pseudonym for Blues singer Helen Baxter. Lem Fowler was a hot Blues piano player who recorded about a dozen piano rolls. He also recorded for Columbia in the mid-1920s under the name of Fowler's Washboard Wonders and Fowler's Favorites. The Columbia sides were issued under the name of Helen Baxter accompanied by Lemuel Fowler. The Edison recordings were released as Ellen Coleman accompanied by Lem Fowler's Orchestra. The Banner and Okeh sides were released simply as Helen Baxter. On the Oriole label she was known as Mamie Spencer.

Thanks to Dominic Combe for his help with the recordings on this page.

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
Cruel Back Bitin' Blues
(A Heart Aching Chant)

(Lemuel Fowler)
7-10-1923 New York, New York Edison
51200
Edison
4915
Daddy Ease It To Me
(Lemuel Fowler)
6-16-1923 New York, New York Okeh
8080-B
I Wants A Real Man 1-1927 New York, New York Banner
1920
Oriole
795
Regal
8238
Satisfied Blues
(A Barrel House Blues)

(Lemuel Fowler)
6-16-1923 New York, New York Okeh
8080-A
Scrubbin' Blues 1-1927 New York, New York Banner
1958
Oriole
795
Regal
8238
She Walked Right Up And Took My Man Away 9-14-1923 New York, New York Edison
You Got Everything A Sweet Mama Needs (But Me)
(Lemuel Fowler)
5-18-1923 New York, New York Columbia
A3922
You Got Everything A Sweet Mama Needs (But Me)
(Lemuel Fowler)
7-10-1923 New York, New York Edison
51200
Edison
4911
Artist Instrument
Helen Baxter (Ellen Coleman) Vocals
Robert Cooksey Kazoo
Lemuel Fowler Piano
Percy Glascoe Clarinet
Boby Lecan Guitar
Phil Worde Piano
unknown Banjo